JACOLBY SATTERWHITE

Orifice I

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE

source: sculpture-center

Video installation and three-channel video body suit. Installation in “Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art” at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, 2012. Courtesy Monya Rowe Gallery.
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source: jacolby

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I use video, performance, 3D animation, fibers, drawing and printmaking to explore themes of memory, desire, ritual, and heroism. My recent body work “The Matriarch’s Rhapsody” utilizes my mother’s drawings and music recordings as a primary resource. My mother created songs of desire and thousands of schematic drawings/inventions influenced by consumer culture, medicine, fashion, surrealism, math, sex, astrology, philosophy, and matrilineal concerns. The drawings are mostly of common objects and luxury products found in the domestic sphere. The Matriarch’s Rhapsody’s title stems from the action of repurposing everyday objects drawn by my mother, and queering their meaning in a performative animated narrative. My practice has it’s roots in dada, surrealist, and fluxus attitudes. I pair down multiple drawings and create a time based narrative out of a nonsensical intersection of the text, rendered objects and dance performance. I am interested in process as a meta narrative; the narrative between a mother & and son’s studio practices, the narrative between past, present, and future, and the narrative between mediums. My body and art facility, as an extension/interpretation of my mother’s voice and drawings, is an attempt to examine memory, insider/ outsider art practices, contemporary surrealist practices, queer phenomenology and push the tensions created during translation and inheritance of studio practice.
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source: art21

Jacolby Satterwhite (b. 1986, Columbia, South Carolina, USA) lives and works in New York, New York. He earned a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Arts (2008), an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania (2010), and attended the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture (2009). He has been a resident at the Fine Arts Work Center (2011-13), Headlands Center for Arts (2012), Center for Photography, Woodstock (2011), Harvestworks (2010-11), and awards and honors include Electronic Television Center Finishing Funds Grant (2011), Van Lier Grant, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Studio LLC program (2011), Queer Arts Mentorship Fellowship (2011), and the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship (2010). His work has been included in exhibitions The House of Patricia Satterwhite, Mallorca Landings, Mallorca (2013); The Matriarch’s Rhapsody, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York (2013); Black Eye, New York (2013); Aboveground Animation, MOCATV, Los Angeles (2013); Approximately Infinite Universe, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (2013); AIM Biennial, Bronx Museum, (2013); Trans Technology, Rutgers University, Newark (2013); Fore, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2012-13); Radical Presence, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2012-13); 3-D Form: Aboveground Animation, The New Museum, New York (2012); Park Side of the Moon, Socrates Sculpture Park, (2012); Shift, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2012); Oh, You mean Cellophane & All that Crap, The Calder Foundation, New York (2012); Art in Odd Places, New York (2011); If Theres No Dancing At The Revolution I’m Not Coming, Recess Activities, New York (2011); The Mothership Has Landed, Rush Arts Gallery (2010); Weerrq!, MoMA P.S.1, Queens (2010); and Sympathetic Magic, Art In the Age, Philadelphia (2009).
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source: artsmallorca

l artista estadounidense Jacolby Satterwhite (Columbia, 1986), que se encuentra en Mallorca realizando una residencia artística, presenta en Es Baluard la videoinstalación performance Orifice II, una suerte de escultura corporal. Ataviado con un traje que lleva monitores incorporados, a modo de avatar de sus animaciones en 3D, Satterwhite realiza una serie de coreografías contemporáneas basadas en dibujos en las que aborda temas de género y relaciones familiares. Utilizando su propio cuerpo como elemento comunicador e interactuando con el público, logra difuminar las barreras espaciales entre el video y la acción en vivo.